Perception Conduit 13.0 Kayak

Perception Conduit 13.0 Kayak is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 49.
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Perception Conduit 13.0 Kayak
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The Perception® Conduit 13.0 Kayak is perfect for beginners and more advanced kayak enthusiasts alike. The Conduit 13.0 provides stability for beginners to build confidence, and also speed and tracking for those looking for a greater challenge. Featuring a deluxe padded seat with adjustable backrest and adjustable foot pegs, this kayak is a great choice for touring lazy rivers or doing some exploration on smaller lakes.


  • 1-person, sit-in, recreational kayak
  • UV abrasion protection
  • Impact resistant
  • Deluxe padded seat with fully adjustable backrest
  • Bow and stern bulkheads
  • Basic stern and bow hatches
  • Rudder capable
  • Thigh pads
  • Keepers adjustable foot pegs
  • Deck bungee
  • Carry handles
  • Strong, durable construction with varied thickness throughout
  • Easy to repair
  • Manufactured with less waste
  • Five-year limited manufacturer’s warranty


  • Dimensions: 13' x 26.5"
  • Boat weight: 51 lbs
  • Maximum weight capacity: 295 lbs
  • Cockpit size: 38" x 21"

  • Brand: Perception
  • Country of Origin: United States of America
  • Style: CONDUIT13


Rated 4 out of 5 by from More pros, only a few cons Overall nice kayak... especially for the price. Tracks well, steers nicely and stable. Only drawbacks so far is the seat feels rickety as though it would break easy. I'm an average sized woman, so this seat may be more problematic or potentially break easily for a larger person. The lids for the compartments are like a heavy "Tupperware" lid...takes a little work and patience to ensure it sealed properly.All things considered, it's a good kayak for the value. Good length to where it's still manageable for recreational purposes but enough cargo space to carry gear if packed wisely for an extended outing.
Date published: 2016-12-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great features. Great price. I have had this kayak on the water about a half dozen times on lakes, a paddle trail and a slow moving river. It is very stable, tracks well and is fairly maneuverable. While not the fastest (26" width), it is quicker than most recreation kayaks. I have obtained average speeds for long paddles (6-9 miles) between 2.6-3.0 mph. The seat is comfortable, but could be sturdier. Also, the fore and aft bulkheads provide ample dry storage. A great kayak for the price! And it looks great, too. From other reviews, this Perception kayak is based on the design of the Dagger Catalyst 13. Really happy I purchased this kayak!
Date published: 2018-11-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Conduit could use a seat re-design I am new to kayaking and had tried a few before finding this Perception Conduit 12'11" on sale. First it was backordered...but eventually did arrive within 2 weeks. The semi driver did deliver it right to my door. And he helped move it onto my yard. It was wrapped in a thick sheet of bubblewrap plastic that was torn and there were a few scratches on it....but not deep. When paddling it , it tracks pretty well and feels right in my inexperience. Except for the seat back.The seat adjustment is plastic and does not lock up well. If I lean back hard to arch my back, the whole back pops under the deck rim and I have to reach back and pull it back up. It also adjusts itself at times during power paddling...but I'm 120 lbs and 5 feet 1" so I cant imagine I have overpowered this kayak.
Date published: 2016-07-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from excellent deal I've been kayaking for 18 yrs and have owned a Carolina 15.5 for appx 10 yrs. This conduit 13 is perfect for lake , back river, and also limited excursions into the ocean. Bought one for my wife and she loves it. I took hers for a test paddle and was so impressed I bought one for myself. It handles very well, is responsive to turns and tracks well on long straights. The molded eyelets for deck rigging are a great idea. I'm not sure why perception didn't do it sooner. It has all the options of my Carolina at half the price .. Great Deal
Date published: 2014-08-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice mid level kayak for the money. Tracking could be better. Bought this a couple years ago on sale. I am 6'2" and weigh about 170lbs. The seat is not comfortable for me - I have ended up sitting on a life jacket on longer drifting trips. Also, it does not seem to track very well: When I paddle it in a straight line and then stop paddling and let it glide, it does not go very far before turning right or left on its own. I have tried shifting my weight a little but it really doesn't help much. On the plus side, it is roomy and durable and has great capacity. It is also much faster than my shorter boat, but I do have to keep paddling if i want it to go straight through the water.... It looks like it is set up for a rudder. I think I will buy or build one for it this winter and hope it solves the tracking issue.
Date published: 2017-11-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Overall, a pretty good value. This is the smallest kayak I could find with two bulkheads. It's a pretty good step when you want to move beyond your typical 10 foot recreational kayak into something a bit faster and with some cargo space/sealed compartments for flotation safety. If you're used to the typical 10 foot kayak, this one will feel a bit eager to tilt side to side, but it's nothing like a sub 24 inch wide racing kayak or something like that. You still have to work pretty hard to roll it. I adapted to it by the 2nd/3rd time out, still paddling 4 miles and 6 miles respectively. This is not a high-end kayak and the biggest compromise BY FAR is the seat. The flexibility of the backrest would be handy except that it can easily tilt back and wedge itself under the sill of the cockpit. I got some packing foam and fashioned a collar for the back part of the cockpit to block it from slipping underneath it, and it seems to work well enough. Once I added some extra foam for a lumbar support, I actually didn't have any back pain at the end of the run. The boat weighs around 50 pounds and wouldn't be really tough to get on a Toyota Sequoia is a little high, but I can get the boat up into the J hooks from the ground (I'm about 6 ft tall). Overall, I still feel it's not a bad boat for the price, particularly if you're looking for a boat that isn't as long as a typical touring kayak and want something a little beyond beginner on a budget.
Date published: 2017-06-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Big money features for a good price I just bought this a couple months ago as a second boat and it has surprised me a lot. It's very stable and has a relatively flat bottom so no "tippy" feeling. My wife took this one out for her first kayak excursion and had absolutely no problem in it. So I wouldn't mind recommending this as a first boat for someone if you're willing to spend a little more. It has the same features as a lot of the "top of the line" kayaks out there at less than half the price. Tracks amazing with the 13ft. length and can get some decent speed out on the water. Has enough storage for a weekend trip if you decide to go that route also.
Date published: 2011-05-11
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Disappointed I bought the last one of these that my Dick's store in Madison had, and it was unfortunately damaged. The bulkhead had torn away from the hull, and so Dick's offered to order me one (a 2-week wait) or take the one they had for a discounted price. I took the floor model, bought some marine sealant, and fixed the bulkhead. Now, however, the boat has a tendency to turn right, so much so that I'll turn a 180 if I stop paddling and don't attempt to correct the turn. I called the manufacturer (Confluence Water Sports) and they wanted nothing to do with me, suggesting I return the boat to Dick's. I thought I might be able to avoid this hassle, but I guess not.
Date published: 2014-06-25
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